A mommy makeover is a personalized set of procedures that focuses on restoring your body back to its pre-baby shape or achieving the shape you’ve always wanted. Common goals are to restore breast shape and fullness, tighten loose abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and reduce unwanted fat deposits through water-assisted liposuction. These changes help you feel better about yourself and give you a positive self-image can benefit you and your family.
A mommy makeover 360 is a highly effective way to restore a person’s body to their beautiful pre-pregnancy shape or better. It is the combination of multiple procedures, most commonly breast and body procedures, that correct distortions that commonly result from pregnancy. The goal is to feel beautiful at any age.
Each mommy makeover is unique to the individual and no two mommy makeovers are exactly alike.
Some of our patients want larger, fuller breasts than they had before, while others are happy with their breasts but want to address sagging skin on their bellies.
Breast augmentation is a procedure that adds volume to the breasts to restore shape and enhance the appearance. Saline or silicone implants are the two types of implants used for breast augmentation, although fat transfer can also be used in some cases.
Breast implants are very safe, but as foreign entities to the body, have certain risks. The scar to place the implants can be easily hidden within the breast fold, around the areola, or even in the armpit in some cases.
High Definition Liposuction is an advanced technique that sculpts the body with intention, unlike traditional liposuction with only focuses on removing excess fat. Like a sculptor, Dr. Ditesheim selectively removes fat from both the deep and superficial layers to create a precise shape and enhance muscle definition. To do this shaping, the patient is rotated several times to address the full circumference of a woman’s body. Fat that is removed can be used for augmenting the buttocks or the breasts.
A tummy tuck is a procedure that firms, tones, and contours the abdomen. Also called an abdominoplasty, it does this by removing loose skin and excess fat as well as tightening midline abdominal muscles.
The inner (fascial) layer is stretched during pregnancy, but unlike skin, does not have the elasticity to contract. Surgically tightening the inner core layer to a normal tone is important in supporting the back and restoring a flat tummy.
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts stay enlarged for months, and the skin stretches. When milk production stops, the breast glands shrink. The combination of stretched skin and loss of volume causes the breast to appear flat and lose the round, pre-baby body shape. When the skin above the nipple has stretched, the nipple will land at a lower position. When the skin of the lower pole stretches, the breast sags. For many women, stretched skin makes the nipple lower than ideal and to have a majority of skin hanging below the breast crease.
Breast deflation can be corrected with either breast implants or fat grafts. This is fat taken from another part of the body and transplanted to the breast to restore volume. Two breast surgeries can help rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts, breast augmentation and breast lift. These procedures can also be combined for a more customized mommy makeover result.
It is very important to design the incisions so that the final scars can be hidden. Ideally, we are trying to create an hourglass shape with waist definition being the narrowest part. In many mommy makeover patients, prior to surgery, their torsos have a squareness, appearing equally long as wide. After, the waist is defined, and by flattening the tummy the torso or abdomen appears to have a beautiful proportion.
When the tummy tuck is designed, the excess skin is marked for removal. But more important is leaving enough skin so that the final scar has no tension and can sit very low on the body, just at the pubic edge. If the scar is placed too high, the torso will be unintentionally made shorter. The tummy tuck scar should follow the natural crease between the abdomen and the thighs. In this sense, it is very easily concealable in most underwear and bathing suits.
The only scar the patient will show in a bikini is around the belly button. Dr. Ditesheim designs this incision with extreme attention to detail and avoids putting any tension on the site when suturing. If there is tightness on the scar it will widen or contract rather than being hidden. There should be a central “section” of the tummy with a natural depression around the belly button. For the belly button to look natural, there must be three-dimensional planning on the part of the surgeon. This is one more reason to trust only board-certified plastic surgeons, and those with extensive experience performing mommy makeover Charlotte.
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Charlotte, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim is a highly accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence. In choosing a plastic surgeon, you want to be completely confident that your procedure will be performed with advanced surgical skills and true artistry. Dr. Ditesheim has an impeccable reputation in Charlotte, North Carolina and beyond, drawing discerning patients to his exclusive clinic in Ballantyne.learn more
Cosmetic surgery is about you, not a procedure. That’s why Dr. Ditesheim approaches things differently. You’ll never hear him say you “need” a procedure. He’ll go over all of your options; you choose how to proceed. And this approach works! Just ask our happy patients.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim has a reputation as a perfectionist and is adamant about helping you achieve your goals with results that enhance your natural beauty.
Our goal here at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery is to help you make your desired improvements, not to achieve someone else’s “ideal.” In other words, a mommy makeover is a customized package made specifically for you be it surgical options as well as non-surgical treatments.
Have you recently had a baby and want to recover your pre-pregnancy figure? A mommy makeover can help you reclaim the youthful shape you enjoyed before your pregnancy.
At Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim can answer your frequently asked questions about mommy makeovers to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident about moving forward with cosmetic surgery.
Not every plastic surgeon in Charlotte is equal in natural talent and ability. To create truly excellent results in plastic surgery requires an eye for beauty and a personal dedication to helping the patient achieve what they envision. Whether you’re interested in liposuction, a facelift, tummy tuck or any other plastic surgery, Dr. Ditesheim offers an artistic approach that his patients love.